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Finland takes first place at wife-carrying championship

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Finland for the second year in a row took first place at the annual Wife-Carrying World Championships held in the central Finnish town of Sonkajaervi...

Finland, Sweden play for bronze in women's hockey

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Finland goalie Noora Raty is confident her women's hockey team is ready to end a 12-year stretch without an Oly...

Arctic Security: The New Great Game?

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Arctic Security: The New Great Game? In 2007, Russia laid claim to parts of the Arctic seabeda historic first and an act that has been challenged by ...

Next Decade Technologies: Pekka Lintu and Stig Gustavson

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Next Decade Technologies: Pekka Lintu and Stig Gustavson The event was hosted by His Excellency, Ambassador Pekka Lintu, and Stig Gustavson, Chairman...

Shooting at Finland shopping mall

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Witnesses and police say a gunman has opened fire in the city of Espoo....

Royal Caribbean's newest ship, the world's largest, makes maiden voyage

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

World's largest cruise ship embarks on maiden voyage ROYAL CARIBBEANPeople on shore watch the Oasis of the Seas, the most expensive and largest cr...

Four people shot dead in Finnish mall, say police

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A gunman clad in black went on a shooting rampage today at a suburban shopping mall near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, killing four people, po...

Herbst wins men's World Cup slalom; Miller DQd

The Aspen Times | Aspen Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Herbst wins men's World Cup slalom; Miller DQd Stephen Nasstrom The Associated Press Aspen, CO Colorado LEVI, Finland - Reinfried Herbst...

Next Decade Technologies: Tim Berners-Lee

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Next Decade Technologies: Tim Berners-Lee Steve Lohr speaks with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, in honor of his receiving the M...

Shooting in Finland shopping mall

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At least one person shot in a shopping centre in a town near Helsinki....

Next Decade Technologies: Charles Vest and Rita Colwell

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Next Decade Technologies: Charles Vest and Rita Colwell At a symposium with the winners of the 2008 Millennium Technology Prize, Dr. Charles Vest, Pr...

Deaths in Finland mall shooting

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Police say four people killed after gunman opens fire in the city of Espoo....

Bode Miller is ready to get back to skiing

The Aspen Times | Aspen Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bode Miller is ready to get back to skiing Stephan Nasstrom The Associated Press Aspen, CO Colorado LEVI, Finland - In the land of reinde...

Switzerland, Slovakia qualify for World Cup

AP | STUART CONDIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

— Switzerland and Slovakia earned Europe's final two automatic berths for next year's World Cup on Wednesday night, while Argentina tried to beat out Uruguay and Ecuador for South America's last certain spot in the 32-nation field.

Costa Rica played at the United States, which clinched its sixth straight berth last weekend, and the Ticos hoped to stay ahead of Honduras and gain the final automatic place from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine finished second in their groups and joined Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Ireland and Russia in the European playoffs. They will be drawn into four pairs on Monday, and the winners of home-and-home, total-goals matches on Nov. 14 and 18 will qualify for next year's 32-nation field.

By the end of Wednesday, 23 of the 32 nations will have been determined for next year's tournament in South Africa.

In addition to the U.S., Mexico had ensured a berth in CONCACAF, while Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Serbia and Spain had clinched automatic berths in Europe. Brazil, Chile and Paraguay had earned berths from South America, and Australia, Japan, North Korea and South Korea won Asia's spots. Ghana and Ivory Coast joined host South Africa, which qualified automatically as host.

Gunman kills five in Finland, then himself

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A gunman clad in black went on a shooting rampage today, killing his ex-girlfriend then four workers at a suburban shopping centre near ...

Panthers top Finnish team Jokerit to end preseason

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HELSINKI — Dennis Seidenberg and Cory Stillman scored 29 seconds apart at the end of the first period, and the Florida Panthers wrapped up their preseason schedule by beating Finnish league club Jokerit 4-2 on Wednesday.

Stillman scored again, giving Florida a two-goal lead in the second period, and Michael Frolik pushed the advantage to 4-1.

Steve Reinprecht had two assists, centering the most productive line with Stillman and Frolik. Tomas Vokoun made 19 saves.

Kari Sihvonen scored a second-period goal, and Ossi Saarinen added a tally in the third for Jokerit. Mikko Stromberg stopped 30 shots.

US, Switzerland sign treaty to share tax info

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Switzerland and the United States have signed a treaty to increase the amount of tax information they share to help crack down on tax evasion, Swiss officials said Wednesday.

The agreement follows a model set out by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development designed to make it harder for taxpayers to hide money in offshore tax havens.

U.S. tax authorities will be able to request information on Americans suspected of concealing Swiss bank accounts, the Swiss Finance Ministry said.

The treaty forbids so-called 'fishing expeditions,' meaning U.S. authorities have to provide specific details on the person they are seeking further information about and can't simply ask for wholesale lists of Americans with Swiss accounts, the ministry said.

The agreement, which comes into force immediately, won't be retroactive.

Liechtenstein, Andorra Forced To Fight By Larger Countries

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HELSINKI—"They have to do it for real, though; they can't just declare a cease-fire after 20 minutes," German chancellor Angela Merkel said. "An...

EU Votes to End Sale of Seal Products - Canada Not Happy

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The European Parliament voted to ban imports of seal products Tuesday, including fur coats and even omega-3 pills, trying to force Canada to end the a...

Russia to Present New Energy Security Document: Medvedev

Dygest.net | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev unveiled an alternative international agenda in Helsinki to govern energy security and transit agreements. Medvedev ...